The most complete account of the mysterious goings-on were filed by the owner of the clinic, known to some as “La Clinique des Allongés”, the respected physician Dr Cuénot (member of France’s Académie de Médecine and the son of renowned biologist and genetician Lucien Cuénot). His writings were published by the Revue Métapsychique in June 1966.
|The (high-tide) Bassin-side view of the clinic (source: sudinsolite.com), |
and Résidence Maupassant Plage, the residential building which is now in its place.
|Patients relaxing during a break |
in the stone showers (source: Mystère TV).
On another occasion, four patients were on the terrace when the stone-throwing began. They went upstairs to check the relevant part of the building but the investigation proved fruitless. Returning to the terrace the stones began to fall again. They went back inside and once more tried to uncover the culprit. Again, the quest was futile.
Finally, one day when the weather was particularly nice, absolutely all the staff and patients were out enjoying the sun. As the stone showers began it became clear that none of the patients or staff could be considered as the guilty party.
|Jacqueline, or possibly Angelina, |
or maybe both (source: Mystère TV).
Cuénot thought back a few weeks and realised the events had begun when he had announced the upcoming closure of the clinic to nursing staff and patients. He began to think that Jacqueline had been so severely affected by the announcement that she was using poltergeist-like telekinetic means to permanently “occupy” the premises.
|Dr Cuénot (source: Mystère TV).|
Meanwhile Toquet declared the events of the previous weeks had been of “paranormal nature” and that it was “impossible to explain them through the use of normal factors of interpretation”. As planned, Cuénot did go on to sell the clinic which he had owned for more than 25 years. As the sea-front continued to develop in subsequent years, a modern residential building went up in its place. And, until evidence is provided of the contrary, it is perfectly safe to walk past the building without having to worry about stones being thrown from upper storeys!